What Is Metering And Exposure? ( Learn Photography And Camera Operation Basics )
The light meter on your camera measures the intensity of light.
What you meter is a choice. What you choose to meter is an evaluation/measurement of light intensity.
Exposure is the recording of light onto light sensitive material.
Exposure is a subjective decision.
Metering and exposure are essential to getting the photograph that you want.
If your pictures are coming out to dark or too bright this indicates you should probably devote some time to get a better understanding of how to use your meter to help you decide what would be the best exposure for your picture.
Could you tell someone what you were metering off of?
Could you tell someone why you chose the exposure settings that you did?